Grandma busted: An Ocean Shores 78-year-old grandmother gets pulled over for DUI; after her arrest on charge of impaired driving caused by (medical) marijuana usage, Ocean Shores offficer handcuffs her on drive to Aberdeen, allegedly refuses to let her use restroom
By Tom Scanlon
Posted Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM
From this week’s North Coast News:
In what may be the first case of its kind in Grays Harbor County, an Ocean Shores grandmother was cited for driving impairment caused by the use of medical marijuana.
Making the case even more unusual: The 78-year-old woman says she was handcuffed and had repeated requests to use a restroom denied by an Ocean Shores Police officer.
On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 22, Carole Antun had just picked up medical marijuana at the Rainbow Gardens Collective. She turned right onto Point Brown Avenue and, within a half-mile, was pulled over by an Ocean Shores policeman.
According to the report of Officer Aaron Glanz, he pulled Antun over for having two wheels in the bike lane for an extended period of time. “I was able to smell the overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” Glanz wrote.
Antun told the officer that she has a medical marijuana prescription (“card”), and that she had consumed marijuana recently.